Third EEE Death Confirmed In Massachusetts

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A third person in Massachusetts has died after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE, the state's Department of Public Health confirmed.

The person's identity was not yet known, and the DPH did not say where they lived or contracted the virus; they only said that the person was one of the ten cases of EEE the state has seen.

Half of Massachusetts is under a EEE warning ranging from "moderate" to "critical."

To see which areas are currently under high EEE risk, click here.

Last week, a 70-year-old man from Freetown became the second Bay Stater to die from the mosquito-borne disease.

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